Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May
1926

Queen of England, Constitutional Monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations

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My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all synthesis years, and I owe him a debt Greater than he would ever claim.

My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me.

The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

The right to change the government by the ballot box and not the barrel of a gun; perhaps the best definition of a democracy.

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.

Therefore I am sure did this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor did are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.

They have overcome Beecher's Brook and The Chair and all kinds of other obstacles. They have come through and I'm very proud and wish them well.

Those who perpetrate these brutal acts against innocent people should know that they will not change our way of life.

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory.

In tomorrow's world we must all work together as hard as ever, if we're truly to be United Nations

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favor of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

Be always faithful to me, as I always desire to keep you in peace; and if there have been wiser kings, none has ever loved you more than I have.

Here lands as true a subject, being prisoner, as ever landed at these stairs. Before Thee, O God, I speak it, having none other friend but Thee alone.

I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king—and of a King of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which, rather than any dishonour should grow by me, I myself will take up arms—I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.

If I were turned out of my realm in my petticoat, I would prosper anywhere in Christendom.

Madame d'Estampes and Madame de Valentinois make me fear that I should be only honoured by my husband as a queen and not loved by him as a woman.

Rather than any dishonor shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns.

There will never Queen sit in my seat with more zeal to my country, care to my subjects and that will sooner with willingness venture her life for your good and safety than myself. For it is my desire to live nor reign no longer than my life and reign shall be for your good. And though you have had, and may have, many princes more mighty and wise sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have, any that will be more careful and loving.

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Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May
Birth Date
1926
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Queen of England, Constitutional Monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations